January 11, 2002

Calendar of Events...

Club Ritmo, UCSD's Nightclub Premiers January 12

The Associated Students at the University of California, San Diego presents the second season of UCSD's night/dance club, Club Rítmo. Club Rítmo runs from 8:30 p.m.-midnight, on selected nights. After the first show (in the Ballroom), Club Rítmo will resume at the Stage at Porter's Pub.

Club Rítmo is designed to add a dance/clubbing angle to UCSD's weekend entertainment. The club targets the 18 and over crowd and is open to the general public.

Ticket prices are $14 presale and $16 at the door for the general public and $10 and $12 for UCSD students.


The Three Amigos Tour

Headlining The Three Amigos Tour include Carlos Mencia, Pablo Francisco and Freddy Soto, each who have been credited as some of the country's "top headlining comedians" with credits including HBO, Showtime, Comedy Central, Mad TV and the Tonight Show.

Performance will take place on Saturday, January 19, at 8:00 p.m. at The Spreckle Theatre, 121 Broadway, Downtown, San Diego.

Tickets prices at $24.50, $33.50 & $41.50. For more information call (619) 220-8497.

The Three Amigos: (left to right) Freddy Soto, Carlos Mencia and Pablo Francisco.


Tokyo String Quarter Will Performed at UCSD

For over 30 years the Tokyo String Quarter has been acclaimed as one of the world's supreme chamber ensembles—they currently perform over 100 concerts a year.

Formed in 1969 at the Juilliard School of Music, the Tokyo traces its roots to Japan's Toho School of Music where founding member, violist Kazhui Isomura studied.

For their performance at UCSD, the Tokyo String Quartet will perform the following: Schubert: Quartettsatz, D.703, Webern: Langsamar Satz, Mozart: Quartet in F Major, K.590 and Brahms: Quartet in C minor, Opus 51, No. 1.

The Tokyo String Quartet will appear on January 12th, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $25.00 for General Admission and Student tickets are $10.00. Tickets are available at the UCSD Box Office in the Price Center and at all Ticket Master outlets.


Our Sinatra Makes It's San Diego Debut on January 15

Featuring over 50 Sinatra classics, Our Sinatra has been called "Stunning!" The show's three performers, backed by a 12-piece orchestra, make a strong case for the continuing vitality of the intimate pop vocal tradition that Sinatra elevated to an art.

Our Sinatra features three of New York's most accomplished singers: Ronny Whyte, Christopher Gines and Sara Weaver. Ronny Whyte —who also helped create Our Sinatra and serves as Music Director, has been lauded as an interpreter of American popular song, is recognized as an outstanding jazz pianist. Vocalist Christopher Gines also helped create Our Sinatra. He has been a regular vocalist at the world-famous Rainbow Room. Sara Weaver is the most recent addition to Our Sinatra. Weaver is the escalator's voice' at the New York's Penn Station.

Our Sinatra will appear on January 15th, Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $22.00 for General Admission, Sr. Citizens $20.00 and Student tickets are $15.00. Tickets are available at the UCSD Box Office in the Price Center and at all Ticket-Master outlets.


"Death and the Maiden" by Ariel Dorfman

Stone Soup Theatre Company, a collaborative partnership of young actors, directors, designers, dramaturgs, and playwrights working in the San Diego community, has part-nered with La Jolla Stage Company to present it's inaugural production: Ariel Dorfman's Award-winning play Death and the Maiden.

Death and the Maiden is an explosively provocative play set in a country striving to heal from decades of a ruthless dictatorship. Years after her release as a political prisoner, one woman faced with the man responsible for her rape and torture. Her husband, who has recently been chosen to head the commission that will investigate the crime of the old regime, must now defend the man she has accused. Everyone is implicated and justice itself comes to seem like a fragile invention.

Death and the Maiden runs January 25-February 10. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $11-$15 and can be purchased at La Jolla Stage Company Box office. For more information call (858) 459-7773.


The Reading, Writing Rhythm With Beppe Gambetta

The City of Oceanside Library and Recreation Services Department, and the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library, are proud to present Beppe Gambetta, the first performance in the Winter/Spring 2002 Reading. Writing and Rhythm: World Music Series. This concert will be held on January 18, in ths historic Sunshine Brooks Teatre located at 217 N. Coast Highway in downtown Oceanside. Two performances will be offered, at 7:00 and 8:30 p.m.

Beppe Gambetta, a gifted acoustic guitarist and vocalist, offers his audience a multi-cultural tapestry of traditional and classical tunes. He is considered one of Europe's premier guitar stylists.

Tickets for each show are $7.00 for all ages, and are available at the Oceanside Civic Center Library. For more information call the Concert Hotline, (760) 435-5570.


Urban Tap's Caravane at UC San Diego

Urban Tap's Caravane is a whirlwind of trickster-percussionist performers led by tap-visionary Tamango (Herbin Van Cayseele). Caravane is part circus, part vaudeville, part jazz set, part cabaret act with some African drumming tossed in.

Tamango is a tap dancer, but also a musician with abundant style and physicality.

Vocalist Kenny Muhammad and capoeirista Cabello inspired the most jaw-dropping reactions. Muhammad, a.k.a. is The Human Orchestra, has the extraordinary ability to simultaneously duplicate the sounds of a DJ scratching, a drummer riffing, and a guitar twanging. Cabello not only uses his legs and arms equally, but can sustain an action in stasis. The effect is so contrary to the laws of physics it seems like magic witnessed and believed.

Urban Tap performs on January 19th, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $22.00 for General Admission, St. Citizens $20.00 and Student tickets are $15.00. For more information call the UCSD Box Office at (858) 534-TIXS.


A New Look at Verdi's Rigoletto

Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto returns to San Diego Opera in a stunning new conception by Australian film director Bruce Beresford. Opening the 2001-2002 season on Saturday, January 19, 2002, Rigoletto features an exciting international cast led by San Diego Opera's own Karen Keltner and directed by Christopher Harlan.

Performance Schedule: Saturday, Jan. 19, and Tuesday 22, at 7:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 7 p.m.

Single-ticket prices are $33, $53, $86, $97 and $107, and can be purchased by calling (619) 570-1100, or online at http://www.sdopera.com.


The NBA Jam Van Takes to the Road With a New Tour

The NBA Jam Van presented by TBS/TNT and Gatorade, along with new associate sponsor, Nintendo, takes to the road with a new tour that offers fans of all ages free basketball and interactive activities, electronic games, displays and contests as well as a state-of-the-art video wall.

The NBA Jam Van, a 68,000-pound, 67-foot, 18 wheel transforming vehicle, unfolds to reveal 5,000 square feet of free interactive basketball activities where fans have the opportunity to show off their skills using three basketball areas with five baskets.

You can enjoy the NBA Jam Van on January 12 at Las Americas Mall, 4211 Camino de la Plaza, San Ysidro, Ca. from 12-5 p.m.


Experience Healthful Living

Have you resolved to live a more healthful life in 2002? Learn how to keep that New Year's resolution by attending It Is Written Television's one-day Health Expo and Cooking Class, which will take place Sunday, January 13, from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at the San Diego-Mission Valley Doubletree Hotel (7450 Hazard Center Drive.)

To pre-register for these events call 1-800-253-3000.

Annual Whale Watch Weekend at Cabrillo National Monument

Superintendent Terry M. DiMattio invites everyone to attend Whale Watch Weekend, January 19 and 20, 2002 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Cabrillo National Monument. This event celebrates the return of the Pacific Gray Whales to Point Loma as part of their annual round trip migration from Alaska to Baja California. "It is a wonderful opportunity for families and visitors of all ages to see and learn about gray whales and other marine mammals," DiMattio said.

There is a $5.00 per vehicle entrance fee. The monument is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. daily. For additional information call (619) 557-5450, TTY (619) 222-8211.

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